<hdr15>Clubs & Organizations
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. President is Francis G. Powers Jr. Promotes business and community welfare. Holds programs of significant interest at least once a month, plus networking mixers, and Business Appreciation Week. Sponsors the Holiday Stroll on Historic Church Street and the annual Halloween Parade. Members include local business leaders. Web site: http://www.vtrcc.org.
Historic Vienna Inc. 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Contact Cathy Salgado, director, Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 703-255-6356. Group maintains Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna, and other historic sites around Vienna. Educates residents about the area's heritage. Co-sponsor of events such as the Walk on the Hill each April, in which visitors may tour the well-maintained historical Windover Heights neighborhood.
Oakton Business and Professional Association. P.O. Box 3214, Oakton. Bill Loveless. Promotes cooperation among Oakton's business people and provides an opportunity for them to share concerns and problems. Encourages the use of local businesses. Works to give Oakton a strong identity. Presents an award each year to an outstanding student in the Oakton area.
Optimist Club. Richard J. Plocica, 703-938-0157. Established in 1955, a service club that works to assist youth. Goals are the advancement and recognition of the achievements of young people in the community. Supports about 100 community projects a year. Fund-raisers include annual Christmas tree sales and a July Fourth chili cookoff. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Polo restaurant in Vienna for supper. Web site: http://www.viennaoptimist.org.
Newcomers of Vienna and Friends. A noncommercial organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to the community. Monthly luncheons every second Thursday (except June, July and August), bus tours once a month, bridge continuing through the summer and regular social activities. Call Anna Anderson, 703-281-4811.
Vienna Rotary Club. Jim Purdon, president. Service organization that meets every Wednesday at Marco Polo Restaurant from 12:15–1:30 p.m. Call 703-758-4837.
Garden Club. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776 for membership information.
Chorale Group. The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for their 23rd singing season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke. For more information, call Dale at 703-938-8044.
New Beginnings offers discussion groups and social events for recently separated or divorced men and women. For Northern Virginia activities, call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.
New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro. A non-profit organization, is looking for those new to the area or newly retired and looking for new activities and friends. The club offers bridge, bunco, bowling, hiking, quilting, book clubs, an investment club, an antique group, a gourmet group, couples dining, couples bridge and many other activities. Monthly luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703-476-9322.
Legacy All Stars. Offers competitive cheerleading and dance teams, as well as non-competitive cheer and dance classes. Programs are offered for all ages and all experience levels. Come be a part of "the best of the best." For more information visit www.allstarlegacy.com or call 571-283-1001.
Elks Club. James H. Haynes Lodge 529, 250 Nutley St., Vienna, 703-938-2442. A club for men and women. Performs charitable work and supports education.